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Old 09-17-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio (outside 1604)
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Not me. Shirts are shapeless and don't fit a woman's shape. Don't know about pants as I'll stick to women's.
There is no such thing as a universal "woman's shape"

I'm a 59 y/o, petite female who still buys t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, windpants, and other athletic wear in the Boys Department (I wear size 12 or 14, or M/L, depending on the item). When I was a broke college student in the late 1970s I realized that boys sizes not only fit my body, but most boys clothing costs less than a comparable item from the women's department.

So I buy an item that fits me and save money in the process - win-win!
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:31 PM
 
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I think it's because our culture has gotten extremely masculine. Both men and women are more masculine than ever before.
Speaking only for myself, I'm not masculine at all.

For work out clothes, I'm sick of the awful stuff that is marketed to women. Creepy crawly rayon, skin tight.

And may I add, I think men are less masculine than ever before in history.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I see some older women who have rounded, apple figures wearing menís shirts. I assume this is because they canít find womenís clothing that fits.

Young girls with mostly straight figures would probably do well in the boysí departnents.

I can wear a unisex sweatshirt, and might wear an oversized flannel shirt. But my figure does not fit well into menís clothing.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:12 PM
 
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I'm not even sure what the bolded means. "Typical ladies"?

I'm wondering too. I wear men's tshirts, sweatshirts and hoodies quite often. I'm not sure what makes me typical or not, and I'm wondering if I should be offended either way. ;-P
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:31 PM
 
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I've noticed more and more ladies shopping at men's clothing section at dept stores. No, they are not buying them for a guy they are buying for themselves. I see ladies mostly buying guy jackets, sweat shirts, blazers, and dress shirts.

In fact, when I checkout clothes for my teenage boys I often find a lady trying on a boys 14-16 jacket or shirt.
I like buying men's track pants because not only are they
comfortable, their pockets are deep enough to actually serve
a purpose. Meanwhile, the pockets on the pairs of women's
jeans I've owned are almost useless. If the manufacturers
are going to include pockets on women's pants, it would
really help if they were actually usable.


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Old 09-17-2019, 02:55 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I'm wondering too. I wear men's tshirts, sweatshirts and hoodies quite often. I'm not sure what makes me typical or not, and I'm wondering if I should be offended either way. ;-P
Offended? I'm thinking outraged!
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:55 PM
 
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Offended? I'm thinking outraged!

Outraged and confused! And conflicted! Do I WANT to be typical? Or do I want to stand out as special? LOL
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Texas from Maryland
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I've never heard of this before. But for my girls, I shop for men's/ boys tank tops to put under their shirts.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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This is me, too! But I also have short legs, so I always have to alter jeans. I learned to sew as a teenager, so I could have stuff that fit properly.

If I can find a women's shirt to fit my shoulders, it has so many Xs in the size that the midsection part looks like a maternity top. And my tops are a size or two bigger than my pants. Women's clothes generally do not fit well or look great on me, so I stick to nondescript basics for the most part, from the men's section.
YES! That is a problem for me, too. I wear one of the lower plus sizes, but I am very tall with broad shoulders. The problem is that the plus-size tops are often bell-shaped and flare out at the waist wider than the shoulders, but I don't flare out at the waist like that. Nobody's going to think I'm wearing a maternity top at this age, but I still don't want my tops to fit that way.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:01 AM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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I've bee shopping in the mens department since the 80s. First starting with sneakers because they didn't make women's in my size, then clothing. I would and still buy blazers, sweaters, jeans, button downs, jackets, footwear. You name it! I love menswear.
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